1. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Hi guys. Im wondering how happy you are with the speed of your iphone x? Particularly if you are coming from an android device.

    I ask because i recall owning a Samsung S6 edge before and i had read that the iphone 6s at the time was better in terms of speed/performance so i gave one a go for a week but it was way slower.

    I own a Galaxy S8 at the moment and am very happy with it in this aspect. Its very quick/snappy. In fact its honestly so quick its hard to imagine a device could be quicker! Bare in mind however that on Android you can enable 'developer options' and from there you can reduce or turn off animations altogether which is what i have obviously done!

    My concern is that the iphone x will be slower in comparison because of the animations apple use! If both phones use animations then the difference would likely be negligible but iam so used to being apple to customize/speed up my android device and iam assuming this cannot be done on apple therefore in reality the iphone x will be slower?

    I have seen tests on youtube where in most cases the android device was a fraction quicker but that was with animations on and the phone set as default!

    Are there ways to speed up the iphone x or turn off animations etc ?
    11-25-2017 10:10 AM
  2. Blaalad12's Avatar
    anyone?
    11-25-2017 01:08 PM
  3. aidmyaim's Avatar
    I believe you can turn off animations by going to reduce motions in the accessibility settings.
    11-25-2017 02:46 PM
  4. Blaalad12's Avatar
    I believe you can turn off animations by going to reduce motions in the accessibility settings.
    Does this improve speed/performance ? Has anyone tested this?
    11-25-2017 02:50 PM
  5. maverick96's Avatar
    Hi guys. Im wondering how happy you are with the speed of your iphone x? Particularly if you are coming from an android device.

    I ask because i recall owning a Samsung S6 edge before and i had read that the iphone 6s at the time was better in terms of speed/performance so i gave one a go for a week but it was way slower.

    I own a Galaxy S8 at the moment and am very happy with it in this aspect. Its very quick/snappy. In fact its honestly so quick its hard to imagine a device could be quicker! Bare in mind however that on Android you can enable 'developer options' and from there you can reduce or turn off animations altogether which is what i have obviously done!

    My concern is that the iphone x will be slower in comparison because of the animations apple use! If both phones use animations then the difference would likely be negligible but iam so used to being apple to customize/speed up my android device and iam assuming this cannot be done on apple therefore in reality the iphone x will be slower?

    I have seen tests on youtube where in most cases the android device was a fraction quicker but that was with animations on and the phone set as default!

    Are there ways to speed up the iphone x or turn off animations etc ?
    You think that's quick, you should try the Pixel 2. It's lightning fast
    11-25-2017 02:51 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    anyone?
    Please keep in mind that this is Thanksgiving weekend and many of our members are spending quality time with family and other loved ones. With that in mind, please be patient while awaiting replies to your inquiry. Thank you.
    Blaalad12 likes this.
    11-25-2017 04:37 PM
  7. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Hi guys. Im wondering how happy you are with the speed of your iphone x? Particularly if you are coming from an android device.

    I ask because i recall owning a Samsung S6 edge before and i had read that the iphone 6s at the time was better in terms of speed/performance so i gave one a go for a week but it was way slower.

    I own a Galaxy S8 at the moment and am very happy with it in this aspect. Its very quick/snappy. In fact its honestly so quick its hard to imagine a device could be quicker! Bare in mind however that on Android you can enable 'developer options' and from there you can reduce or turn off animations altogether which is what i have obviously done!

    My concern is that the iphone x will be slower in comparison because of the animations apple use! If both phones use animations then the difference would likely be negligible but iam so used to being apple to customize/speed up my android device and iam assuming this cannot be done on apple therefore in reality the iphone x will be slower?

    I have seen tests on youtube where in most cases the android device was a fraction quicker but that was with animations on and the phone set as default!

    Are there ways to speed up the iphone x or turn off animations etc ?
    Here is the geek bench result for iPhone X versus Note 8

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    11-25-2017 04:53 PM
  8. Blaalad12's Avatar
    Bench results mean little in real time usage lets be honest! The 6s also beat the samsung s6 in those too but i know that my samsung s6 at the time was considerably faster but disabling animations and using nova launcher helped with that!
    11-25-2017 05:34 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hi guys. Im wondering how happy you are with the speed of your iphone x? ...
    I am very pleased with the speed of my iPhone X....
    11-25-2017 05:50 PM
  10. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Bench results mean little in real time usage lets be honest! The 6s also beat the samsung s6 in those too but i know that my samsung s6 at the time was considerably faster but disabling animations and using nova launcher helped with that!
    True but when you see big difference like that you'll notice it. The only advantage on Samsung is it has more memory so when it comes to loading the app the second time in multi tasking the Samsung will load faster. When it comes to editing and processing 4K video, iPhone X beats Samsung by a mile.
    Blaalad12 likes this.
    11-25-2017 05:52 PM
  11. aidmyaim's Avatar
    Honestly I don’t notice much difference turning off animations, but then again I never thought it was slow even on my 7+. The X is definitely one of the snappier phones I’ve had, though there have been a few hiccups in apps here and there I think it’s mostly related to the apps not being optimized for the X.
    11-25-2017 07:23 PM
  12. TripleOne's Avatar
    11-25-2017 08:17 PM
  13. Quis89's Avatar
    I own the S8 and the X. My X is much faster. I’m not talking benchmarks and that stuff. I honestly pay no attention to those and believe them to be a waste of time. I’m referencing real life use. Day to day tasks, my X is faster.
    11-26-2017 12:54 AM
  14. mumfoau's Avatar
    I have the X and the Pixel 2 and they are neck and neck with regard to real life use. Like @Quis89, I too care very little for benchmarks as they are synthetic and real world use is King.

    The thing most say with Samsung devices is that they start out fast and bog down over time. That is something that you're likely to not experience with the X or a device from the Pixel line. I can't speak from personal experience with Samsung as I've not used one in years though. Just relaying what I feel is a common theme with that brand.
    11-26-2017 04:23 AM
  15. rong21's Avatar
    Short of anticipating my next move not sure how much faster it needs to be.

    I was an Android user for years and had many different devices that ended up lagging with time. Have never had that issue with Apple.
    Last edited by rong21; 11-26-2017 at 05:34 AM.
    11-26-2017 05:17 AM
  16. TripleOne's Avatar
    The problem with Android is that it’ll slow down over time in terms of performing day to day stuff. Hence why the iPhone always seemed to be faster throughout time.
    mumfoau likes this.
    11-26-2017 06:06 AM
  17. Keith Molloy's Avatar
    I personally never had an issue with Android slowing down but i generally buy a new phone every year. I also can genuinely say that any iPhone i ever used was definitely NOT faster then the android handset i had at the time but i think disabling animations and using nova launched helped with the speed to be fair. My S8 iam currently using is lightning fast when it comes to switching between apps, closing apps, scrolling etc Like i literally can't even see how a phone could be faster because i see no room for improvement. I would be extremely surprised if the iPhone x could match this given that it has animations to go through each time.
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    11-26-2017 06:48 AM
  18. Quis89's Avatar
    I have the X and the Pixel 2 and they are neck and neck with regard to real life use. Like @Quis89, I too care very little for benchmarks as they are synthetic and real world use is King.

    The thing most say with Samsung devices is that they start out fast and bog down over time. That is something that you're likely to not experience with the X or a device from the Pixel line. I can't speak from personal experience with Samsung as I've not used one in years though. Just relaying what I feel is a common theme with that brand.
    This is true for me. My S8 started out snappy. Now it’s not as fast as it was. The only time my X lags is when I want to send a screenshot from the thumbnail in the bottom left corner after taking a screenshot. The experience was poor on my 7 Plus and continues to be poor on my X. (I purposefully didn’t do a restore of data and started fresh because of this problem).
    11-26-2017 09:16 AM
  19. bakron1's Avatar
    I have used both Samsung and iPhones and I don’t see any major performance issues. I do think IOS is much more stable then Android and I don’t have apps shutting down and device restarts like I do using Android OS.

    Again it’s a personal preference and I use Mac’s in my business and the integration between the iPhone and my Mac desktop is second to none.
    11-26-2017 09:44 AM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    I have used both Samsung and iPhones and I don’t see any major performance issues. I do think IOS is much more stable then Android and I don’t have apps shutting down and device restarts like I do using Android OS.

    Again it’s a personal preference and I use Mac’s in my business and the integration between the iPhone and my Mac desktop is second to none.
    I think a lot of that is contingent on what Android device you're using. I've never had an issue with a Nexus/Pixel device.
    maverick96 likes this.
    11-26-2017 10:32 AM
  21. Blaalad12's Avatar
    I think a lot of that is contingent on what Android device you're using. I've never had an issue with a Nexus/Pixel device.
    Same here. I have heard countless times of how android phones lag, are slow and so forth but any of the android devices i have owned have hand on heart NEVER had those issues! Ive had more apps crash on ios then on android I also work in a phone shop and we have a technician that does repairs and any time an android presents a problem its generally a screen break or water damage etc where as we constantly see iphones coming in that have frozen, wont power on (or often is powered on but screen is black) and in most cases the phone just needs to be reset but the point is that i see more glitches with iphones then i do with android! I have no idea where this whole idea comes from that iphones are basically flawless and android phones crash and lag etc Its simply not true
    sergysn likes this.
    11-26-2017 10:51 AM
  22. Nubwy's Avatar
    Does this improve speed/performance ? Has anyone tested this?
    It’s misleading. It replace a slow swooping animation with an equally slow fade out animation. It may actually be slightly slower with reduce motion on.
    11-26-2017 08:13 PM
  23. maverick96's Avatar
    Same here. I have heard countless times of how android phones lag, are slow and so forth but any of the android devices i have owned have hand on heart NEVER had those issues! Ive had more apps crash on ios then on android I also work in a phone shop and we have a technician that does repairs and any time an android presents a problem its generally a screen break or water damage etc where as we constantly see iphones coming in that have frozen, wont power on (or often is powered on but screen is black) and in most cases the phone just needs to be reset but the point is that i see more glitches with iphones then i do with android! I have no idea where this whole idea comes from that iphones are basically flawless and android phones crash and lag etc Its simply not true
    iOS 11 crashes constantly. I've experienced tons of bugs on the X.
    11-26-2017 08:21 PM
  24. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    iOS 11 crashes constantly. I've experienced tons of bugs on the X.
    What bugs are you experiencing? I got my iPhone X on release day and have seen next to no bugs or crashes.
    MasterDarque and iwoodland like this.
    11-26-2017 08:22 PM
  25. maverick96's Avatar
    What bugs are you experiencing? I got my iPhone X on release day and have seen next to no bugs or crashes.
    Anytime I have to use the share sheet in iOS 11 on the X to share an article from pretty much anywhere the phone freezes solid for a good 20-30 seconds. In various apps it will just close and return to home screen. Extremely frustrating.
    sergysn likes this.
    11-26-2017 08:27 PM
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